Goodreads: Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle lies Alaska’s Federal Wildlife Zone, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. But for paleoecologist Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, an expedition to the Zone represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the effects of global warming.
Everything about the expedition changes, however, with an astonishing find. On a routine exploration of a glacial ice cave, the group discovers an enormous ancient animal, encased in solid ice. The media conglomerate sponsoring their research immediately intervenes and arranges the ultimate spectacle—the creature will be cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed live on television. Despite dire warnings from the local Native American village, and the scientific concerns of Marshall and his team, the “docudrama” plows ahead . . . until the scientists make one more horrifying discovery. The beast is no regular specimen—it may be an ancient killing machine. And they may be premature in believing it dead.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite Lincoln Child book. The action takes a little bit to get moving but the lead up is not boring. The monster is gruesomely spectacular and the people aren’t as dumb as in some of the monster books. It would make a great movie if it was done right.
I know I have many new books on my bookshelf to read but sometimes it is fun to go back and revisit a favorite. This is an exciting sci-fi monster story – plus the information on ice trucking was terrifying all on its own. You couldn’t pay me to ice truck.
A very quick read – I always finish it in one sitting because I become so engrossed with the story. 🙂